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Pini Bothoko
  • Cohabitation: Mmopane Village’s Nightmare

    The Monitor team recently visited Mmopane, a village situated a few kilometres out of Gaborone, where traditional leaders of the area revealed they are grappling with ‘vat-en-sit’, as cohabitation is popularly known.When the team arrived, we met...

  • BDP Councillor In ‘Hot Soup’ For Defilement

    The 37-year-old councillor recently appeared before Molepolole Magistrate’s Court on a single count of defilement. Officer Commanding, Senior Superintendent Modise Gabatshwane confirmed the investigation into the area councillor’s case.“The...

  • Burglary, house breaking and theft torment Mmopane

    The once quiet village has now become less peaceful as inhabitants live in constant fear and no longer enjoy the comfort of their homes. It has become a crime haven keeping men and women (the police) in navy blue on their toes.To that end, the...

  • Pedestrian Dies In Hit And Run

    Police are appealing to members of the public to help them identify the driver of an unknown vehicle that reportedly hit the deceased and drove off.District Traffic Officer, Superintendent Boiki Mojalemotho said the accident occurred at around...

  • Wanted: UB Students Flout COVID-19 Rules

    The said learners, whose number is unknown, went all out to have fun and could not curb their enthusiasm to knock a few back despite the health protocols that have been put in place.The breach comes despite a warning from President Mokgweetsi Masisi...

  • Old Naledi remains petty crimes hub

    The area near the old Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) offices, the fly over between Gaborone West Industrial and the Old Industrial, has become a crime hotspot according to the police. Motorists stopping at traffic lights in the area are...

  • Police vow to enforce COVID-19 regulations

    Despite acknowledging the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic that hit the country, President Mokgweetsi Masisi lifted the two-month long alcohol ban in his recent address.But imbibers could not hide their excitement though the President issued a...

  • Mochudi Police Probe Collision Off The A1

    The district traffic officer, Superintendent Seabelo Gwamba said they were investigating the accident that involved a Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Kia truck and Toyota Vitz. Gwamba said the accident, which happened in the evening at around 1800hrs,...

  • Booze Sales Spell Return Of ‘Chill Sessions’

    Police have expressed concern over the behaviour that was displayed by imbibers over the weekend as alcohol drinkers took to the streets in celebration.The sale of alcohol was prohibited from June 28, 2021, to counter spiralling COVID-19 cases that...

  • Form 5 Male Student Allegedly Commits Suicide

    Goodhope Police Station commander, Superintendent Batshwari Gaobatelwe said the tragedy, which left students reeling in shock, was reported on Friday.“Last Friday afternoon we received a call about a student who was found by other male students...

  • Cash-In-Transit Heists Worry Police

    Armed robbers continue to stage heists, overpowering security company guards making off with large sums of money almost every week. The police have expressed concern over the growing offence during the pandemic following the Friday morning...

  • G/West police probe baby-dumping case

    The baby is suspected to have been dumped last night before she was found by Choppies workers when disposing waste into the bin who later reported the matter to the police.The said bin is located few meters away from Gaborone West Police.Confirming...

  • Nxaraga’s Kgosigaenyatswe Lives Up To His Name

    Kgosigaenyatswe recently used his authority to deny some villagers the opportunity to be part of the Ipelegeng programme in the area. The disappointed villagers had hoped to be hired as casual workers under the scheme, but Kgosigaenyatswe blocked...

  • One Dead, Two Seriously Injured In Separate Incidents

    The fatal accident occurred after a Toyota Wish collided with a Toyota Corolla at around 1900hrs in Metlojane.Confirming the accident, Goodhope Police Station commander, Batshwari Gaobatlelwe said investigations into the matter were ongoing to...

  • Govt Plans 50% Vaccination By September End

    Vice President (VP) Slumber Tsogwane told Parliament that Botswana is currently at 20.8% fully vaccinated and at 23.5% first dose. Tsogwane further stated that the government is determined to attain 50% vaccination of eligible persons by end of...

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